Global Lighting Technologies’ thinner and more efficient lightguide technology aims to help the rapidly growing wearable technology industry by providing functional and decorative illumination systems.
Wearable technology includes devices such as glasses, headwear, shoes, wrist-worn devices, and other electronic-enabled device that can be worn. The market is expected to grow to over $70 billion by 2025, with large segments in healthcare, fitness, fashion, industrial, commercial, and military applications. As this market continues to develop and expand at a rapid pace, illumination needs within the industry are also increasing. This illumination includes both functional, such as backlighting and frontlighting of displays and indicators, and decorative, such as lines of light or illumination of logos.
- Lightguides as thin as 0.25 mm and using as few as one LED to illuminate LCDs in conventional, GPS, and fitness watches
- Lightguides in the 0.25 mm to 0.40 mm thickness range made of polycarbonate (PC) material that can be flexible for the clothing market
- Clothing lightguides can be combined with single color LEDs as well as RGB (red, green, blue) LEDs to produce backlights for logos and decorative elements
- Customized lightguides with focused and directed light emissions patterns necessary for the proper illumination of displays for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality head-worn devices
Filed Under: Materials • advanced, Virtual reality